The club materials and weekly podcasts can be overwhelming, however, Angela repeats over and over again, to take what you need for a particular week and go back later when you have time. I am still sifting through the information even a month after my cohort has been completed. I find the materials are very helpful in organizing and streamlining the classroom; specifically grading ELA papers. The Facebook page is also extremely informative and provides thought provoking comments and useful suggestions. I joined the elementary and the secondary group and found both groups were helpful for the middle school age. The groups are very encouraging and it helps to know others have the same feelings and thoughts as yourself as a teacher/parent. Overall, the club was well worth the cost, not just in materials. The ideas, suggestions and encouragement made me reflect and evaluate myself as a teacher and person as well as my future goals. Now, I purposely look for positive relationships, experiences and enjoy the small victories/goals at school, whereas I didn’t before.
Written by Lorraine, Middle School Language Arts and Interventionist on February 19, 2019